1278 davenport road toronto

The cheapest apartment in Toronto right now is $900 and was probably a garage

Finding a reasonable apartment in Toronto can be challenging.

Rents recently hit a four-year low due to the pandemic. In March, the median one-bedroom rent in Toronto was at just $1,750, the lowest in four years.

Still, it is difficult to find places for under $1,000 a month and they are usually dingy basement units.

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The apartment at 1278 Davenport Road used to be an Airbnb unit. Photo via Realtor.ca.

The apartment for rent at 1278 Davenport Road, unit U A, is listed for $900 a month.

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There is no kitchen but there is a bar fridge and desk. Photo via Realtor.ca.

This Regal Heights unit used to be an Airbnb but due to the lockdown and travel restrictions, the owner is now moving to a long-term rental, real estate agent Son Dam of Nuland Realty tells blogTO.

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The unit on the left used to be the building's third garage. Google maps photo.

An old listing of the property on Zoocasa shows a garage where a unit is now. 

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A photo from a listing three years ago shows a third garage. Photo via Zoocasa.

The place is small — with one bedroom just big enough to fit the queen bed.

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There is space for a queen-size bed but not much else. Photo via Realtor.ca.

It is designed like a hotel unit with a built-in television, mini-fridge and sitting area.

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You are going to have to order in or get a microwave for meals here. Photo via Realtor.ca.

There is no kitchen.

Thankfully it does have a bathroom.

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The bathroom looks large for such a tiny place. Photo via Realtor.ca.

The upside is, if you like the decor, the place comes fully furnished.

It doesn't have a parking spot but it is close to the TTC.

While a one-year lease is preferred, Dam says this is negotiable. This place could be a steal, if you don't mind living tiny.

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